Lambert ” Not Concerned ” Three Were Ahead Of Him For Stoke Job

Written by on January 17, 2018

New Stoke City boss Paul Lambert said he was not concerned by the club trying to recruit other managers ahead of him.

The Scot was brought in after the Potters failed to land any of their top three targets to replace Mark Hughes.

“Other people being linked with the job, didn’t bother me,” said the former Aston Villa and Norwich City boss.

“I’ve been to this club many a time and it’s a fantastic place. It didn’t matter if I was 15th choice, I’m delighted to be here.”

On Sunday, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neil rejected the chance to take over at the bet365 Stadium, after Gary Rowett signed a new contract at Derby County and former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores decided to remain at a La Liga club.

Lambert, who has been out of work since leaving Wolves at the end of last season, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract after Hughes was dismissed.

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